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LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL S. LAMONSOFF
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LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL S. LAMONSOFF
80 Maiden Lane, 12th Floor
12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
USA
Ph. 2129621020
2129621020

Metro-North Victims' Attorney, Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, Responds to NTSB Preliminary Report

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Jan. 20, 2014 --- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has completed its on-scene investigation regarding the Metro-North Derailment of December 1, 2013, affirms the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff.

In the Preliminary Report, issued yesterday, NTSB investigators found that the estimated train speed was nearly three times the speed limit set for the location. The NTSB investigation seems to have found no issues with the track or signaling system at the time of derailment. The derailment resulted in four passenger deaths, and 59 passenger injuries. The property damage alone is estimated to be in excess of $9 million.

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff has been retained by many of the severely injured victims of this tragic derailment, including Dr. Denise Williams, an army colonel and veteran of four wars. Ms. Williams sustained multiple fractures of her spine and shoulder amongst other injuries. This preliminary finding confirms the worst fears of the victims, that this senseless disaster was likely preventable.

"Subsequent to this accident, MTA Metro-North has finally attempted multiple safety improvements to its infrastructure. Sadly, it comes far too late for those who lost their lives and are needlessly suffering as a result of their negligence," said attorney Michael S. Lamonsoff. He notes that "many of these safety devices have been in existence and in use by other carriers in the United States and throughout the world for many decades" and that "such a tragic accident was totally preventable under these circumstances." Mr. Lamonsoff blames MTA Metro-North in "its desire to put greed ahead of passenger safety."

"All these people were assuming they were traveling safely, but MTA Metro-North was playing Russian roulette with the possibility of a human error that could have occurred."

ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL S. LAMONSOFF
Michael S. Lamonsoff is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff located in New York City, with offices in Manhattan and New Jersey. His firm has litigated numerous high profile cases including the American Airlines Flight 587 disaster, the Connecticut Metro-North Derailment, and the Empire State Building shooting case. Mr. Lamonsoff is a frequent commentator on national civil litigation matters and has widely quoted in the print press.

For media inquiries, please contact John Pinto at jpinto@msllegal.com.

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Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff
80 Maiden Lane, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
PHONE. 2129621020
EMAIL: msl@msllegal.com
http://www.msllegal.com

KEYWORDS: Metro-North

SOURCE: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff


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